Tuesday, October 14, 2008

14 weeks al hamdullilah....

Salam alaykom.

OK..Finally I made it through the first Trimester !! At age 38, I think I deserve an award ;) Well, I am blessed, that's enough to be awarded ehn?
I took 2 weeks off for end of Ramadan and
Eid and ended up sleeping till noon each day. WHICH FELT SOOOOOOOOOOO darn GOOD!!.
This was my first Ramadan with my husband. It was a difficult one too, I might add. But Al hamdulilah. There are so many things for us to adjust to. We are making it work though..al hamdulilah.
I finally...FINALLY...went to the maasjid on Eid. This was the first time since my Shahada in 2004 :( Had a very Bad exp. there and ended up creating a bit of a phobia for me. We got to go with some Moroccan friends that live in our town that we just met. It was really nice. However, I expected the prayers and the Khutba to be longer. I was not impressed with the fact that all the ladies were more interested in what everyone was wearing rather than giving praise to Allah. I actually saw a co-worker there and that was really a blessing. I got to meet her family...and masha'allah they are so nice. Her elderly father put his hand on my forehead and made duaa for me... I was so touched and pleasantly surprised. Masha'allah. My husband had to get back to work so we went back home afterwards..but I felt good. Incha'allah next year,, I will have a more better idea on what to do to make Ramadan more beneficial and special. I was a bit sad that my kids did not want to go this year. All the years that we could not go, they wanted to and now this year...they decided against. I guess everything is a big adjustment for everyone. I pray next year, they will feel that their Mom is more comfortable and at ease and they will want to join. I plan on spending more time with Muslim families for them to get used to the difference... or maybe it will be more similar than they realize. Incha'allah. Eid Mubarak to everyone.. A little late but better than never ehn?

So I went back to work last week. ( I work as a medical secretary in a Children's Hospital.)and got a huge bad cold. Was horrible and I am still suffering. Can't take any meds. Just vick's, halls and lemon/honey tea..grrrrrrr
I am showing quite a bit now. Feeling a lot like the above picture. I gotta get a vaporizer.
So here is what happens at 14 weeks pregnant..
ur baby's growing:
This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.